Over the past few months I’ve been hard at work designing my first ever WordPress theme.  (Insert applause here.) For some of you that might not be a big deal, but having never designed a theme or even worked in the back end of WordPress it was a rather daunting task. As I started writing this post I realized that it was going to end up being way, way too long. And being afraid that I would lose my reader’s attention I thought perhaps dividing it up into multiple posts would be the way to go.

It all started when one day in March my brother called me up and asked if I’d be interested in helping him re-design DiaryDad. He wanted to create a sort of brand so that his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, etc. all matched. Thinking I could just (ha ha!) find a free WP theme that would work and then building a logo to go with it, I agreed to the task.

I knew it would take time and that I would have to learn some new things, read tutorials and such.  What I didn’t count on was exactly how much time it would take and the hours and hours I’d have to spend reading about WP and The Loop. (If there was music, there’d be an evil sort of sound going on when I said ‘The Loop.’)

I am, however, always up for learning something new, so off I went on the adventure of Designing DiaryDad!

To be continued…